configuration management Questions

A new project we got will force us to add a few more testers for the duration of the project (estimated around 8 months). We will probably outsource this extra testing alongside us. My question really has to do with any advice or tool anyone of you uses or knows of that will be a smart way to manage this effort?

I mean models or domain specific languages to represent complex scm process (version control, identification, build management etc.). Maybe exist some approach allows to represent bridge from abstract process to choise of real tools and implementation.

For exapmle, in software development MDA approach exist, where are 3 kinds of models with different level of abstraction. Are some analogs exists for software configuration management?

How have others solved the resourcing justification for Build / Release engineers? Based on number of supported developers? number of tools? number of deployments? are there base line ratios or other industry standards based on specific products or supported platforms?

I have no clue on bitbucket but read it supports Git. Trying to understand how do we choose which VCS should a company use if code is not public & team size is 100+developers.

Bitbucket or Git on linux based system?Dont wish to explore the paid version to start with.

Any thoughts please share.


after upgrading one database from synergy 6.5 to 7.1 checking on the MDL_INFO file for the recent upgraded datbases i.e "x" and another one with version 7.1 i.e "y" I found a differance which is "IBM Rational Synergy Fix Pack" found only on Y file database and not found on X databases (which is reacnetly upgraded)

is there any clarification for this please




By Param M - June 29, 20144 Answers


I am working an project to migrate from SVN to Clearcase UCM. Kindly guide me if any one have step by step process to move with or without revision files from SVN to Clearcase UCM.


Thanks in advance.

I am trying to connect to dimensions via Desktop client and am getting the error as "failed to connect to the dimensions server" .

The same error comes when connecting via dmcli as well.

the oracle is running while we check the server.
can you help us to resolve this.

By LaShawn Dorsey - June 11, 20141 Answer

Should the FCA be started after system testing or user acceptance testing?  Currently on my project, I start the FCA after system testing and begin the PCA after user acceptance testing.

I need to conduct the survey that provides, at a high-level, what current CM practices 5-7 customers in the satellite industry use for hardware, software, and information (e.g., documentation and
drawings). I've identified the CM practices as: management & planning, configuration identification, configuration
change control, configuration status accounting, and verification &


I've identified the companies and persons I will interview and am now trying to develop a list of questions that could be answered (with or without the interviewee conducting minimal research) in a week or less. Any suggestions on pertinent questions to ask? I have some simple yes/no questions as to if the company uses and maintains CM practices for software, hardware, and documentation. But, I suspect these simple yes/no questions are insufficient. I familiary with CM as it applies to documentation, but I'm just learning about CM as it applies to hardware and software. My concern is that I may not be asking the right questions for hardware and software. What other questions should I be asking? Are there pertinent questions to ask that involve collecting numbers (e.g., lines of software code, number of COTS software products). Any resources I could use as a guide?

Thanks for the help.






Hi All,

I am aware of the fact that application servers (both Enterprise and Dev-op tools) can be configured to generate critical data files such as server log files for instance. Data files can also be generated at various levels within an application server. This may vary between different software vendors, but its certainly possible to generate data files in different formats.

But, companies usually have an infrastructure that consists of many different types of application servers that may be interconnected via LAN, Internet, Load balanced etc., It becomes important to capture the critical real time data from the data files and visualize the status of servers or KPIs (especially in Production environments).

So, I would like to know if there are any data visualization tools that might generate graphs based on these data files (as input)? If so, can you please list them? And briefly explain their pros and cons?

Appreciate your help!





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